04 Aug Woodland Fairies
I’ve been trying to work more children photos into my portfolio, and had a fun idea. A shoot like this really pays off when you put in the extra prep work. Having finalized the fairy concept for the two girls, we set out for fairy outfits. We ended up ordering costumes off of a year-round halloween shop online, and waiting for those to come in. I scouted some nearby wooded areas for a good location a week or two ahead of time, planned out right time of day for falling light in the event I wanted to pull in some of the sun light for illuminating the surrounding woods in the background.
The girls did a great job taking direction and putting up with my camera and lights for a couple hours. The best laugh of the day was a dialog between the girls while getting them situation for a composition. One of them was putting out suggestions, the other quickly fired back “It’s his portfolio, not yours!” It was pretty hilarious. I don’t even think I knew what the word portfolio meant when I was their age. Worked quickly, shooting a handful of angles in a relatively small area to get a variety. Loved this tree with the green sprouts of vegetation growing around it. I really enjoyed this shoot because it was something completely different for me.
Creative juices are following, more cool stuff coming soon!